Police cordon off part of Global City in Taguig after blast

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Police cordon off part of Global City in Taguig after blast 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Police and explosives experts cordoned off Wednesday afternoon a portion of the Global City in Taguig City following an explosion there.

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EU assures continued assistance to PHL, particularly Mindanao

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on EU assures continued assistance to PHL, particularly Mindanao 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Jan. 30 –- The European Union on Wednesday assured the Philippines of continued assistance despite the financial crunch in Europe, especially on health reforms and poverty reduction in Mindanao.

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House ratifies K-12 education program

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on House ratifies K-12 education program 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Jan. 30 — The House of Representatives on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill institutionalizing the government’s K-12 program.

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Palace: Gov't on top of peace and order situation in Metro

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Gov't on top of peace and order situation in Metro 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Malacanang gave an assurance Wednesday the government is responding well to the spate of crimes happening in the metropolis.

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Labor groups buck prepaid electricity scheme, power rate hike, HB 6214

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Labor groups buck prepaid electricity scheme, power rate hike, HB 6214 

By Paula D. Navarra

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Labor groups expressed opposition to three current developments on electricity in a press briefing Wednesday.

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Senate excludes real estate brokers from AMLA coverage

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Senate excludes real estate brokers from AMLA coverage 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 30 -– As the Senate proceeded to amend the bill amending the Anti-Money Laundering Law, eight senators, including Sen. Manny Villar, whose family is engaged in real estate business, voted Wednesday night to exclude real estate brokers from list of possible money launderers.

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Senate ratifies bill allowing foreign capital infusion in rural banks

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Senate ratifies bill allowing foreign capital infusion in rural banks 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 30 — The Senate ratified on Wednesday night the bicameral conference committee report on the bill amending the Rural Bank Act to allow the infusion of foreign equity in the capital of rural banks.

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Anti-Cybercrime Law advocates ask SC to declare 5 RPC provisions on libel unconstitutional

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Anti-Cybercrime Law advocates ask SC to declare 5 RPC provisions on libel unconstitutional 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Anti-Cybercrime Law advocates Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to declare as unconstitutional all five libel provisions under the Revised Penal Code.

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Senate ratifies reconciled version of K to 12 bill

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· 3 Comments 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 30 – The Senate on Wednesday night ratified the bicameral conference report on the bill institutionalizing the K to 12 program that would add two years to basic educational system of the country.

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Mall guards repel suspected 'Donut Gang' members

January 30, 2013 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Mall guards repel suspected 'Donut Gang' members 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Alert security guards detailed at Robinsons Magnolia in Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City have repelled the assault of suspected "Donut Gang" members Wednesday afternoon.

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